Daily Archives: September 13, 2020

Upgrading the Standards of Rubber Inner Tubes for Motorcycles and Mopeds

The Cabinet, during its meeting on 8 September 2020, approved a ministerial regulation requiring the production of rubber inner tubes for motorcycles and mopeds to be up to the standards set by the Ministry of Industry. In this regard, manufacturers and importers of motorcycle and moped inner tubes must apply for a license to manufacture

Draft Bill for National Referendum on Constitutional Amendments

The Cabinet on 8 September 2020 approved the draft bill for a national referendum on constitutional amendments, following a proposal made by the Election Commission of Thailand. The draft bill will be forwarded to the Office of the Council of State for screening as an urgent issue, before being presented to the National Assembly. It

Thailand Emphasizes Strong ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai highlighted a dynamic ASEAN-India partnership that is built upon close and long-time friendship, as well as historical and cultural ties between India and Southeast Asia.   Mr. Don Pramudwinai on 12 September 2020 and Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India, co-chaired

Budget Bureau announces delay in new budget disbursement

All government units have been told, by the Budget Bureau, that disbursement of funds from the 2021 fiscal year budget will be delayed until after October 1st, the first day of the new fiscal year. An urgent letter from Mr. Dechapiwat na Songkhla, director of the Budget Bureau, dated September 10th, which was circulated to

Philippines deports U.S. Marine who killed transgender woman

The Philippines on Sunday deported a United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Southeast Asian country in 2014, after he was granted an absolute pardon by President Rodrigo Duterte. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton left Manila’s international airport at 9:14 a.m. local time (0114 GMT) aboard an American military aircraft bound

National Reform Subcommittee on Labour Meets Tourism and Service Sector Business Operators in Phuket to Monitor Recovery After Covid-19 Eases

Chairperson of the National Reform Subcommittee on Labour in the Labour Committee, the Senate, Mr. Jarin Chakkaphark, and the committee visited Phuket to listen to issues regarding the labour situation from the tourism and service sector operators, head of government, and representatives from the labour sector, including workers and employers affected by Covid-19, to accelerate

Deputy Labour Minister Visits Pak Nam Po to Develop the New Generation of Farmers

The Deputy Labour Minister visited Nakhon Sawan province to give words of encouragement to agricultural workers for development towards agriculture 4.0. On September 11, 2020, Deputy Labour Minister Prof. Narumon Pinyosinwat visited Nakhon Sawan, where Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan presided over the state’s transfer property lease agreement to the people. Many of the leases were for agriculture.

Deputy Labour Minister Promotes Skills Development in the Mekong River Border Area

The Deputy Labour Minister visited Chiang Saen to develop the workforce potential along the Thai border, emphasizing that new skills must be developed to keep up with technological changes. On September 12, 2020, Deputy Labour Minister Prof. Narumon Pinyosinwat commenced a workshop on building a network to develop the workforce along the Thai border. She met and

Deputy Labour Minister Promotes Skill Development Among the Elderly to Create Community Employment

The Deputy Labour Minister revealed a readiness to support skills development for the elderly and ethnic groups to create a community career and drive border trade. On September 12, 2020, Deputy Labour Minister Prof. Narumon Pinyosinwat, Deputy Permanent Secretary Ms. Amphan Tuwwit, and the Department of Skill Development’s Director-General Mr. Tawat Benchatikul visited and gave words of